Celtic supporters forced into £15 option this week as Sky Sports shambles continues
Celtic supporters will have to shell out £15 to watch this week’s match away to Ross County, with pay-per-view details made public after Sky Sports’ decision to not broadcast the fixture.
The new broadcast deal for Scottish football has seen a number of matches dropped that have traditionally been made available on already expensive subscription services.
Just a few years ago it was common to see every Celtic away match on either Sky Sports or BT Sport. Now though, it’s becoming increasingly common to have to pay out extra money.
Ross County are currently charging £15 for the option to watch the match, which you can purchase via this link.
To watch every Celtic match, fans are now being asked to purchase a Sky Sports subscription for the Premiership, a Premier Sports subscription for cups, a BT Sport subscription for UEFA football and now these regular pay-per-view streams. That’s on top of a season ticket.
I have little doubt this is pricing many out of the ability to follow the team.
Quite why the SPFL have decided to sell supporters down the river with this TV deal is beyond me. However, when it is time for the broadcast deal to be renewed, the status quo has to be reviewed and Celtic should be lobbying hard to make sure games are accessible and affordable.
As it stands, there is no Scottish Premiership match on television this Wednesday night as Celtic and Rangers go toe-to-toe in an exciting title race.